What is kernel version and who has built it ?

If you want to know what is kernel version of system

$ uname -r
3.8.0-34-generic

If you want to know what was gcc version with which this kernel is built and who was that person

$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 3.8.0-34-generic (buildd@lamiak) (gcc version 4.7.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.3-1ubuntu1) ) #49-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 12 18:02:44 UTC 2013

buildd@lamiak is ID of person who has build 3.8.0-34-generic kernel on Tue Nov 12 18:02:44 UTC 2013 with gcc version 4.7.3. It also indicates that this is Ubuntu distribution.

If you want to know about distribution of your system

$ cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="13.04, Raring Ringtail"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 13.04"

VERSION_ID="13.04"
HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"

Enjoy

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